After way too long here is part two of the manteo or petticoat (part 1 written in 2014 can be found here), to recap here is the layout suggestion I ended up using from Alecga. Since my fabric is 60 inches wide I did not need to piece the “B” section and was able to cut it… Read More Juan de Alcega Tailor’s Pattern Book: Manteo or a Skirt of Cloth Part 2 – Construction
I’m in need of a new underskirt or petticoat for my 16th century clothing. I’ve been using the same cotton broadcloth one I made back in 2005, for years now. It is serviceable, but it adds a lot of bulk at the waist and it isn’t very authentic in construction or materials. So it is… Read More Juan de Alcega Tailor’s Pattern Book: Manteo or a skirt of cloth
Hand sewing my way through another petticoat/kirtle project, this time in a scarlet colored light weight wool.
We all have old projects lurking in the back of the closet, things we made when the scissors were still fresh and sharp and we knew just enough about sewing to be dangerous. They are given away. They no longer fit and gather dust as we move on to new projects, better fabrics. This… Read More Pink Kirtle